About Picture of the Day
Established January 23, 2002, this page is dedicated to the goings on
at Wolf Park and occassionally elsewhere when Monty travels about the
country and abroad. This page is a response to all the calls, e-mails,
letters, faxes, mysterious notes pushed under doors in the middle of the
night... about when Wolf Park is going to get a webcam. Well, we are
working on it, and have been working on it for many years now, so don't
hold your breath. We are kind of out in the boonies and getting something
like that is either going to take a very generous donation (which we would
much rather use on the animals than some old webcam where you may, or may
not, actually see anything...
So, when Monty went 'digital' in late 2001, he realized that it would
be a simple matter to just post a nice photo of a wolf, or something, on
the website every day or so. OK, so it took a few months to come to this
realization, but when it did, this page was born.
There are just a few rules with this page. The photos MUST be ones
taken on that one day. Actually, that is about the only rule. The photo
may, or may not be posed until later in the wee hours of the night after
midnight and so what you see here is usually going to be photos taken the
day before. In fact, we generally try to post the photos late in the
evening so that there will be at least some semblance of consistency to
when you are most likely to not miss anything.
As for the content, well, the photos might be of a wolf, or two, but
they may not. For that matter, the photo may, or may not be taken at Wolf
Park. At times, the photos may not be even taken anywhere near Wolf Park
when Monty goes on vacation to some distant land (which he does often does
do...) So, in such cases, the actual time the photo was taken can vary
depending on the time zone the photo is taken in, but it will be a photo
taken on THAT DAY in that time zone....
So, when is the best time to check this page? You are
pretty much safe if you check it in the morning through early afternoon
Eastern Time Zone. Although the page is usually updated for the
day late at night, it sometimes might be updated in the early evening,
which could be early afternoon on the West Coast. Of course if you purchase a subscription to the ARCHIVES, you can go back and check previous days at your leisure.
Using These Photos
The photos you see here are for personal or educational use only. They
are not to be used for commercial purposes without express permission from
the photographer, usually me, but sometimes Jessica, Andrew, Gale and others at
Wolf Park who may take the Picture of the Day photo. Feel free to copy the
images to your computer, make personal screen savers, computer wallpaper
and the like with them, but if you want to place a photo on a website,
even a personal one, you will need to ask permission to do so. If you
are a student working on a wolf-related project and you would like to use
some of these photos, please
contact Monty for permission first, just to be nice.
If you would like to make a special request for photo of the day pictures, like a specific wolf or something like that, or if you would like to place an order, ask a silly question or just tell
us what you think, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: Wolf Park Office (Anying but Photo of the Day Questions) (765) 567-2265 / Monty's Cell (Photo of the Day Questions Only) 765-532-2901 / Fax: (765) 567-4299 - E-Mail Wolf
Park (for picday questions, e-mail Monty)